Xtides: running xttpd

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Jun 2 10:32:27 PDT 2013

On Jun 2, 2013, at 08:53, Dan Hinckley wrote:

> Xtides (Macport) is installed and running but I cannot seem to get its www server running.
> port contents xtide
> Port xtide contains:
>  /opt/local/bin/tide
>  /opt/local/bin/xtide
>  /opt/local/sbin/xttpd
>  /opt/local/share/doc/xtide/harmonics_boilerplate.txt
>  /opt/local/share/man/man1/tide.1.gz
>  /opt/local/share/man/man1/xtide.1.gz
>  /opt/local/share/man/man8/xttpd.8.gz
>  /opt/local/share/xtide/harmonics/harmonics-dwf-20110410-free.tcd
> Both tide and xtide run fine from the command line and /opt/local/sbin is in my $PATH but following Dave Flater's directions for setting up and starting the xttpd do not appear to work; no entry appears in the OSX Activity Monitor, for example.

On my system, running "xttpd 3333" caused the following lines to appear in Console.app:

2013-06-02 12:29:23.257 PM xttpd[33980]: setgid: Operation not permitted
2013-06-02 12:29:23.257 PM xttpd[33980]: fatal: can't set group to nobody

The ability to set the group id is restricted, so using "sudo" should work, and after running "sudo xttpd 3333" I am able to access http://localhost:3333 in my browser.

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